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Voting Rights Act CBS News
Is it fear of the darkness that dims our mind or is it the dim of our mind that is dark and damning? No one can be sure; however we can see what occurs and ask why. Why might Americans systematically deny rights to people of color? Why might the young, the most vulnerable among us, be victims of prey? Indeed, why do we prejudge people at all and why is it that even the elderly cannot escape our diabolical doings? The theories abound; answers escape us. Nevertheless, the veracity is our truth. The right to learn and the right to vote are denied.
We close their schools, deny them an equal and equitable education, and in 2013 we may ultimately rescind the voting rights of the few. In January of this year, the Journey For Justice 2 Alliance met with officials in Washington, District of Columbia, to discuss the topic, education policies that discriminate. Today, on February 27, 2013, just down the lane from the Department of Education hearing, another inquiry was held. The Supreme Court heard the case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. On the face of it, the argument may seem separate from the subject of school closures. However, considering the consequences of what might be after a day of testimony, Voting Rights Law Draws Skepticism From Justices, there is reason for concern. Will the cycle of recrimination continue? Will we curse the darkness that is our own?
Posted in Education, Elections, Human Rights Civil Liberties
Tagged Black America, Black History, civil rights, Department of Education, Education, Equal Rights, human rights, Supreme Court, voting rights
By Brandon Smith | Alt-Market
Universities are today’s centers of connection. They are one of the last vestiges of American tribalism and community in an age of self isolation and artificial technological cultism. Adults do not meet face to face much anymore to share knowledge, or discuss the troubles of the day. The academic world provides such opportunity, but at a terrible price. A Bachelor’s Degree in the US allows the ruling class to construct a kind of automaton class, which has been taught not to learn independently, but to parrot propaganda without question, writes Brandon Smith.
Posted in Constitution, Education, Elections, Human Rights Civil Liberties
Tagged college, company line, critical thinking, economics, human rights, smedley butler, systemic failure, tyranny, us education
The “Honorable Michael B. Mukasey?” At this juncture I could express shock, disbelief and horror at such a thought after reading former FBI Special Agent Colleen Rowley’s article available via Information Clearinghouse and also at the Huffington Post. But I won’t.
Rowley takes exception that such a relic from the Bush Administration could be called upon by any academic institution, let alone one involved in the training of professional attorneys, to speak on the subject of ethics and the implementation of unethical, often illegal, policies. Continue reading
Posted in Constitution, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops
Tagged class war, corporatism, corruption, human rights, New World Order, NWO, obama, police state, psyops, Resistance, Torture
By Michael Collins
The Virginia legislature is about to enact a law that requires a transvaginal ultrasound procedure for all women who have abortions (except in the case of a medical emergency). Apparently, the legislators are unaware that the law violates existing sexual assault code or that Virginians oppose the law by a wide margin.
Here’s the procedure.
“You will lie down on a table with your knees bent and feet in holders called stirrups. The health care provider will place a probe, called a transducer, into the vagina. The probe is covered with a condom and a gel. … The health care provider will move the probe within the area to see the pelvic organs.” Medline Plus
This isn’t an option. It’s a requirement for an abortion in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The law is clear:
By James Corbett
The Arab League has announced it’s reached a deal with Syria on easing the country’s long-running political crisis. The agreement urges Damascus to immediately withdraw security forces from the streets, release jailed demonstrators, and start dialogue with the opposition. Syria also agreed to allow rights groups and Arab League watchdogs into the country. But the U.S. still says it wants to see President Assad resign.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Africa, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged human rights, Land Grab, libya, NATO, ngo, resource wars, syria, un crimes, war propaganda
By Rady Ananda
On August 9, police shot nine farmers, killing three, who were part of a mass protest against a water pipeline project in Baur Village, 50 miles east of Mumbai, India. Police also smashed cars, fired tear gas and threw rocks at farmers as they fled the violence. This was all caught on video:
Kantabai Thakar (age 40), Moreshwar Sathe (40) and Shyam Tupe (29) were fatally shot by police. Over 100 others were injured, and nine vehicles damaged in the lethal attack on protesters, report several news outlets in India.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Food & Farming, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, Region: India, Resistance
Tagged Baur Village, civil liberties, corruption, Dehu Road Cantonment, Environment, farmers, farming, food, human rights, india, Kantabai Thakar, Land Grab, Land Rights, maharashtra, midc, Moreshwar Sathe, Neoliberalism, pavana dam, Peasants, pollution, pune district, Ranchers, Resistance, Shyam Tupe, Sustainable Practices, Talegaon Municipal Council, trade liberalization, Tribes, water rights
By Captain America
Global Research Editor’s Note:
We bring to the attention of our readers this provocative review of the strategic and corporate interests behind 9/11 including Wall Street, the Texas oil companies and the defense contractors.
The statements in this article are corroborated by numerous studies, books, news articles and research reports published since September 2001.
In the course of almost ten years, Global Research has conducted a detailed review and analysis of the 9/11 attacks, focusing on their broad implications as well as their historical significance. See our 9/11 and the War on Terrorism Dossier.
Posted in 911, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged 911 qui bono, banksters, civil liberties, class war, Energy, federal reserve, heroin trade, human rights, isreal, military contractors, muslim baiting, oil wars, twin towers rental
By Face of Malawi
Here is the totalitarian downside to Bill Gates’ global vaccination campaign. The Gates’ Foundation website features a gushing video narrated by Melinda Gates praising Malawi for its ‘health surveillance assistants’ and their vaccine enforcement programs.
This article from Malawi suggests political and health officials would apparently not hesitate at killing children who refuse vaccines.
Bill Gates said in a CNN interview ‘the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts — you know, they, they kill children.’
Guess what, Bill? The developing world governments who are your partners don’t mind using lethal force to implement vaccine mandates. What do you call that – killing children to protect them?
Interview with Brandon Smith, founder of Alt-Market.com
By Eric Blair
More and more people are becoming aware of the complete system failure we’re experiencing in the United States and around the globe. As the true nature of the control system is revealed, people tend to feel as Howard Beale did in Network when he said, “first, you’ve got to get mad…and scream, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
But once that anger at being lied to for so long subsides, then we must get on with the business of taking action to make the world more just and hopeful for our children. Many people will take to the streets to protest certain aspects of the current system. Others will do everything in their power to inform or warn their peers of the coming iceberg. Those are good and necessary functions, but they won’t stop the Titanic from sinking.
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Privacy, Resistance
Tagged barter system, black market, co-ops, competing currencies, Constitution, decentralize, economics, economy, financial hostage, human rights, MSM, police state, private economy, propaganda, Survival Skills, trade
By Puddy Dunne
So I saw my friend today after 48 hours in the slammer. His head bruised and battered, knots on his head and bruises down his arms.
Thursday morning he started his day driving from Asheville to a nearby town. A cruiser had pulled behind him and followed until moments later when the gumballs began to flash. My friend pulled over and when the thug got to his window my friend asked if he was speeding. Without a single word the thug opened his car door and ripped him out of his car, threw him violently to the ground while screaming to stop resisting the assault.
With threats of taser, several more Asheville thugs joined in the melee and began to beat him about the head while he lay on the ground. After the knee was applied to head on the asphalt and the cuffs were on they threatened him with arrest.
By Rady Ananda
Senator Harry Reid blocked efforts to reform the Patriot Act today by leading the effort to table any amendments. Even Colorado Senator Mark Udall who “joined with a small bipartisan band of colleagues to slow the move on Capitol Hill to quickly reauthorize the Patriot Act and extend its most controversial provisions for another four years,” said the Unconstitutional Act “has kept us safe for ten years,” reports the Colorado Independent.
What hogwash. The Patriot Act makes us less safe by exposing citizens to government abuse without recourse. Here’s how the alternative media has responded.
Susan Lindauer recently highlighted just how repressive the Patriot Act can be. In When Truth Becomes Treason, she calls it “a law that equates free speech with sedition.” She ought to know. She spent a year in prison under the Act.
Posted in 911, Censorship, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Prisons, Privacy
Tagged dictatorship, human rights, jabberwocky, patriot act, Privacy, surveillance state, tree of liberty, tyranny
By Robert C. Koehler
When President Obama, summing up the killing of Osama bin Laden, said, “Justice has been done,” the problem wasn’t simply that he misspoke — justice, after all, can only emerge at the end of an impartial judicial proceeding — but that, in so misspeaking, he hit the emotional bull’s-eye.
“Justice has been done.”
We got him, America! Oh yeah, sweet! Who can’t feel the pop of satisfaction in those words? “He should have said, ‘Retaliation has been accomplished,’” Marjorie Cohn pointed out recently at Common Dreams, and that’s true, of course, but the president wasn’t summoning the dry, sober rule of law. He was evoking, just as George W. Bush did before him, the Wild West, America’s deepest font of mythology, where justice, you know, comes from the muzzle of a revolver. As with Geronimo, so with Osama: Wanted Dead or Alive.
Posted in 911, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, MSM Shills, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged civil liberties, death culture, economy, human rights, neverending war, obama osama hoax, violence
By David Leigh, James Ball, Ian Cobain and Jason Burke
The Guardian UK
• Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts
• Children, elderly and mentally ill among those wrongfully held
• 172 prisoners remain, some with no prospect of trial or release
• Interactive guide to all 779 detainees
More than 700 leaked secret files on the Guantánamo detainees lay bare the inner workings of America’s controversial prison camp in Cuba.
Posted in 4th Estate, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Prisons, Torture, Whistleblowers
Tagged bradley manning, child incarceration, Guantanamo, habeas corpus, human rights, obama, sleep deprivation, Torture, waterboarding, wikileaks